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Higher Dunnagoat Tor

Higher Dunna Goat, Dunnagoat Tors, Danagoat Tors, Dunnegoats

Although at a slightly higher altitude than the nearby lower group, this tor is much less impressive than its neighbour. First described by William Crossing (WC) in 1909 it is a rather scruffy pile, with no towering walls or precipitous drops.

It simply comprises a squat main outcrop with a curious square block atop and is suspected by Hemery (1983) to have lost at least "some of its erstwhile dignity through the assaults of granite cutters in selecting stone-tare and feather marks being everywhere about -for the building of Bleak House" or Dunnagoat Cottage that is set down to the east a now crumbling ruin that WC advises was once associated with the peat works but only for a short time.

However the view from the summit of Higher Dunnagoat is noteworthy and Hemery remarks; "Vur Tor and Cut Combe make a wild background to the eastward view, while very close at hand is a bond-stone bearing an anciently cut 'B' on its north face, one of the line marking the boundary between the Commons of Bridestowe (and Sourton) and Lydford." That said there is also an 'L' on its south face that the author somehow failed to notice.

Higher Dunnagoat Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5575 8651
Height:
562m
Parish:
Lydford
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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